Theses and Dissertations
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Minhee Eom
Dr. John Foreman
Dr. Shannon McCrocklin
Attitude is widely regarded as a key component for writing achievement. This study explores the relationship between students’ language dominance and their attitudes toward writing in English. Seventy-seven Hispanic adult students were recruited to participate in a survey. Four writing domains were tested: writing in general, writing in STEM courses, writing in humanities courses and writing in electronic communication. Participants’ attitudes toward four different writing domains were compared. Significant difference was found between attitudes toward general writing attitudes and attitudes toward writing STEM courses, as well as between general writing and writing in humanities courses. Additionally, participants were divided by primary language spoken and their attitudes toward writing domains were compared. Significant difference was found between language dominance groups in attitudes toward using English in electronic communication.
Bustamante, Analynn, "Adult Hispanic students' attitudes toward writing in English in a U.S. bilingual community" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 12.
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